on 20 March, 2014

Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival 2014 - Blue Mountains Program

Keep your calendars free on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th May for the Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival Blue Mountains Program!

It's a well-established program of events held in Katoomba since 2006. This year the Festival will again feature signature events in the beautifully-restored Art Deco Carrington Hotel. The main program, featuring national and international authors, will be held at the Carrington on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th May from 10am to 7pm. The lineup this year includes a Booker-nominated international novelist, a high-profile politician mulling over an extraordinary career, plus poets and comedians side-by-side with debut fiction from emerging writers who have been helped by Varuna's programs. The festival ends with a book about escaping the rat race through cycling, followed by a cycle tour of the Mountains! There are also free events - opening the festival at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Friday 16th May will be an exhibition from Black and Blue of poetry and illustrations inspired by Mountain stories and legends, along with an exhibition of indigenous stories and artworks: 'Stories from the Mountains' and 'Stories from the Sea'. More details, including the full program & how to book tickets, will be released on 4 April on the website